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Singapore to cease entry of dormitory-bound work pass holders via vaccinated travel lanes

Employers of S Pass and work permit holders in the construction, marine shipyard and processes sector will not be allowed to make new applications for their employees to enter Singapore via the VTL from 11.59pm on Sat. This…

Reclamation works for first phase of Tuas Port completed, two berths to open by end-2021

The first two berths at the upcoming Tuas Port are set to be operational by the end of this year, with the completion of reclamation works for the first phase of the mega port project, MP) announced on…

Firm fined S$17,000 for unauthorised drainage works that caused Pasir Ris flooding; project boss fined S$7,500

Samwoh Corp and its project manager have been fined for unauthorised drainage works that led to flooding at a Pasir Ris traffic junction on Aug 20 this year. On Tues Samwoh was fined S$17,000 after it was convicted…

New healthcare plan for migrant workers: Companies like affordability but worry about uneven impact of costs

The new primary care plan for migrant workers could set employers back by some S$108 to S$145 in premiums per worker a year, adding yet another element to rising manpower costs for those in the construction sector. But…

New primary care plan introduced to keep healthcare services affordable for migrant workers

A new primary care plan has been introduced to ensure that healthcare services for migrant workers are kept affordable, MOM said on Mon. Medical consultations and treatments, medical examinations for work pass purposes, and telemedicine services will be…

New bonus GFA scheme is a carrot that comes with a stick

Developers welcomed a new bonus GFA incentive scheme aimed at transforming the built environment sector, although the all-or-nothing approach to qualify for the bonus GFA and the costs associated with fulfilling certain criteria were among key concerns flagged…

Aurum Land CEO tears walls down to build communities

Having worked in academia and later as a mgmt consultant, it was never in Michelle Yong’s plan to join the family business. But when her father, deputy chairman of construction conglomerate Woh Hup, asked her to fill a…

Singapore leads APAC in sustainable construction and manufacturing

A research report released by Autodesk revealed that Singapore is the only country in the APAC to lead in construction and manufacturing sustainability. The report, titled “Enabling a Sustainable Future through Digitalisation: Trends driving the Design & Manufacturing…

New bonus GFA incentive scheme for developments which hit certain standards on digitalisation, productivity

Under a new 5-year scheme, private developments outside the GLS programme will be able to enjoy up to 3 per cent bonus GFA beyond the Master Plan GPR if they achieve enhanced standards in productivity, digitalisation, sustainability and…

Worker killed in accident involving soil compactor at Changi East worksite

A migrant worker died last Thurs after an accident at a worksite for the upcoming Changi East project, which includes the construction of Changi Airport T5 and a third runway for the airport. The fatal accident took place…

Migrant worker accused of faking workplace injury acquitted after charges dropped

A migrant worker who was accused of faking a workplace injury to cheat his company was acquitted at the State Courts on Tues. Mr Kirpal Singh, 24, was charged on Apr 8, 2019, with making fraudulent claims for…

More property executives cite rising construction costs as key risk: poll

Rising construction costs continue to be the biggest risk faced by Singapore’s real estate market, followed by increasing inflation and interest rates. This is according to the Q3 2021 Real Estate Sentiment Index published by NUS+RE. Among the…

Provide foreign workers with proper raincoats

I have seen several times from my apartment balcony over the past two months that foreign workers at a construction site near West Coast Park wear black trash bags as raincoats when they work in the rain. Could…

Alternative to lorries? Singapore start-up launches app to transport workers by minibus

A Singapore start-up has launched a platform to book minibuses to ferry migrant workers, hoping to provide an alternative to lorries – which many firms here still use to transport workers. Local firms, especially SMEs, have repeatedly said…

Meticulous planning, teamwork enable SCDF to pull off slick rescue 70m above Beach Road construction site

When a man injured his leg while working in a tower crane 70m up in the air, a SCDF Dart and a group of firefighters had to figure out the safest way to bring him down. Their eventual…

Worker dies after falling four storeys while trying to enter a boom lift in Boon Lay

A migrant worker died on Mon after falling from the fourth storey of a building that was under construction in Boon Lay. MOM said the fatal accident occurred at 22 Chin Bee Road. The 35-year-old Indian national, employed…

Former PUB assistant engineer jailed, fined for taking bribes

As an assistant engineer at PUB, he received tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from a construction firm’s project manager to facilitate and speed up projects at PUB worksites. Two years later, Jamaludin Mohamed asked an executive…

Firefighters, elite SCDF squad rescue injured worker stuck on tower crane

An injured man unable to descend from a tower crane he was working on was brought down to safety by firefighters and members of an elite rescue squad on Fri night. SCDF firefighters and specialists from DART were…

Boustead Singapore net profit falls 2% y-o-y in 1H22

Boustead Singapore reported 13% higher y-o-y total profit of $25.9 million for 1HFY2022 ended Sept, while net profit fell 2% y-o-y at $21.3 million. After adjusting for other gains and losses net of non-controlling interests, impairments and the…

Employers of non-Malaysian transfer work permit holders can share COVID-19-related costs: MOM

Current and subsequent employers of non-Malaysian work permit holders who are transferring employment can share the costs of their SHN and related COVID-19 tests with immediate effect. Such costs can be shared if the transfer takes place within…

VTL with Malaysia may cause ‘slight’ delays in projects but good for staff morale, say construction companies

Construction companies told CNA on Thurs that they might see “slight” delays in ongoing projects when an upcoming VTL between Singapore and Malaysia launches on Nov 29. Since Malaysia first implemented its MCO in Mar last year, many…

‘Be patient, drivers’: Construction worker at Novena seen picking up floating barrier during downpour

While most of us WFH during the downpour on Tues afternoon, one TikTok video highlighted how some people had to brave the elements. TikTok user Teririum captured the gloomy scene outside her window, showing three construction workers moving…

Samwoh Corporation charged over unauthorised drainage works that caused flooding at Pasir Ris junction

A construction company has been charged over unauthorised drainage works that led to flooding at a Pasir Ris traffic junction in Aug. The flood made headlines after five people had to be evacuated and at least 13 vehicles…

Tech to boost workplace safety, green innovations recognised at LTA awards

From proximity sensors on excavators to wireless camera systems for crane booms, Mr Azry Tay has long been advocating for technology to be used to minimise accidents at work sites. The WSH and environmental manager at Hwa Seng…

Construction director’s death could have been averted if safety measures were in place: State Coroner

The death of a construction company director could have been avoided if the company had implemented safety measures following an assessment of safety hazards it had carried out, said the state coroner. Delivering his findings regarding the death…

Pandemic fallout blunts textbook policy of raising land supply to curb rising home prices

Private home prices in Singapore rose for the sixth consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2021, up 1.1 per cent. Developers sold 3,550 new homes excluding EC units in the latest quarter. Unsold inventory of uncompleted private…

Contract wins: King Wan and OKP

King Wan Corpo has won mechanical and electrical contracts worth a total $29.6 million between Apr and Sept, bringing its total order book to $154.5 million. The projects for these contract wins are largely public housing estates that…

ISOTeam exploring use of drones to do building paint jobs

ISOTeam, which is known for its strong focus on winning public housing estate painting contracts, will be enlisting the help of “autonomous painting drones” to do the job. By doing so, ISOTeam hopes to save on manpower, improve…

Construction works for Aviation Park station set to begin in Q1 2022

Construction works for the Aviation Park station are expected to start in the first quarter of 2022, with passenger service set to commence in 2030, said LTA on Mon. The station is located next to Changi Coast Road…

New list set up for efficient resolution of technically complex commercial disputes

Those involved in technology-related disputes and disputes relating to infrastructure and construction projects can expect expeditious resolutions under a new list established by the SICC. Under the Technology, Infrastructure and Construction (TIC) List, parties such as architects, surveyors,…

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